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BW Offshore has announced the start of production on 16 September from the Tortue field on the Dussafu licence to the BW Adolo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The BW Adolo arrived in Gabon in late July and hook-up of mooring systems and installation of risers and umbilicals was completed in September. The FPSO, a converted crude carrier with a production capacity of 40,000 b/d, is installed on the Tortue field, one of five discoveries in the Dussafu licence.